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Can you touch your tongue with your elbow?

The first is the length of the clavicle plus the length of the humerus, which together forms a distance to the elbow. Even though you can adjust the angle between these two lengths, you cannot handle it. Because this is a longer distance, you want to make it as short as possible. (Try moving your right arm to the left in front of your face, which minimizes the length of the clavicle).

The second is the length of the cervical spine, plus the length of the jaw, plus the length of the tongue. Because this is a shorter length, you want to make it as long as possible; by making all lengths into a straight line.

Even though the configuration is optimal, most ordinary people can’t manage it. I can get my tongue as far as the inside of my elbow, but not the outside. Some people with hypermobility syndrome may be able to manage it; and some people with their anatomic anomalies. But for most of us, geometry is against us.

This is obviously not so impossible for some people. Supposedly, Guinness World Records receives about 5 requests a day from people who think they are special just because they can lick their elbows

Cheating Can Be More Difficult Than Just Competing

In the 1968 Golden Globe round-the-world yacht race, 36-year-old Donald Crowhurst had a plan: he’d sail a small, plywood trimaran. He had no experience, and his boat was frighteningly flimsy, but he convinced all who listened that he was deadly serious.

The Mercy is a 2017 British biographical drama film, directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z. Burns. It is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure.

Shortly into the race, though, he realized his predicament and determined that his only options were to quit the race or probably die sailing. So, he decided to keep his boat in the South Atlantic Ocean while the other boats raced around the world, and then he’d catch up at the end. He fabricated his reports and his logbooks so it looked like he was winning the race. Eventually, the pressure got to him, as he constructed fake log entries that were “often more difficult to complete than real entries due to the celestial navigation research required.” His ship was later found abandoned – it’s believed he jumped out and drowned.

Gay Pride • LGBT • Pride Parade Facts

LGBT – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender social movements are social movements that advocate for LGBT people in society. Social movements may focus on equal rights.

1. There are approximately 140 LGBT pride parades in the U.S.

You can find pride parades in every state with numerous cities supporting its local communities. Pride month is celebrated from coast to coast with even Hawaii and Alaska taking part in the festivities.

2. There are over 5.5 million participants at LGBT pride parades, which only accounts for 10 major U.S. cities.

America has made giant leaps since the seemingly feeble thousands that have marched in 1970. As there are currently no hard statistics on the total number of parade participants, this is a rough estimate of 2015’s attendees from Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. We can only expect numbers to rise in 2016!

3. The biggest pride parade in the world is held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized Sao Paulo, Brazil as the biggest pride parade in the world. Currently attracting over 5 million participants, Sao Paulo Pride even offers travel packages for the full experience.

4. The smallest pride parade in the world is held in Sligo, Ireland.

Although homosexuality and gay marriage are legal in Ireland, Sligo continues to hold the spot for smallest pride parade in the world of only 100 participants. Despite being the smallest, locals say this may be one of the friendliest parades in Northwest Ireland.

lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month

5. The profits of LGBT pride parades are used for organizing events, and any remaining profit is sent back to support LBGT groups and future projects.

Ever wonder where your contributions are actually going? Each pride parade is organized by a non-profit organization that varies by city, which is supported by donations and sponsors. As the parades increase in volume, this means each year can become more costly. Funds are used for parade essentials, such as supplies and insurance, and remaining profit is used to support LGBT groups.

6. Some of the biggest U.S. corporate sponsors of Pride 2016 are Hilton, TD Bank, T-Mobile, and Bud Light.

Although hundreds of companies continue to make contributions, these are the largest corporations spending the big bucks as this year’s presenting sponsors across America. Hilton is Capital Pride’s National Presenting Sponsor with three years of support for LGBT pride parades. T-Mobile is the presenting sponsor of Seattle Pride, and Bud Light is the presenting sponsor for both Pride Houston and San Francisco Pride. Although not a presenting sponsor, TD Bank is a dedicated platinum sponsor for NYC Pride with over a decade of support under their belt.

7. The Stonewall Inn was once owned by the New York Mafia.

The Stonewall Inn holds great significance in why today’s pride parades even exist. The Genovese crime family, known as one of the craftiest mob groups, took advantage of the sparse gay nightlife scene and unintentionally reopened Christopher Street’s former club as one of history’s most significant gay bars.

The first national gay rights organization, the Mattachine Society, was formed in 1951, was created by Harry Hay

LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender

8. The word “pride” was made popular by Brenda Howard, the Mother of Pride.

We can thank Brenda Howard – an LGBT activist – for establishing “pride” as something you don’t even think twice about saying. It’s said that she chose the word “pride” simply because she “thought it should be”.

9. The rainbow flag was created by a former Vietnam War veteran.

You wouldn’t automatically think of war veterans as drag queens until Gilbert Baker’s incredible LGBT contributions. Encouraged by the infamous politician, Harvey Milk, Baker created a colorful LGBT symbol in 1978 that resonates with people worldwide. Each color has significance; red is for life, orange is for healing, yellow is for sunlight, green is for nature, blue is for harmony, and purple is for spirit. We can thank Baker for any fabulously dyed, gay menswear on the market.

10. There are approximately 77 countries where LGBT pride parades are not allowed due to anti-homosexuality laws.

As much as the world is progressing with LGBT acceptance, there are still countries that consider homosexuality a crime. Some of the heaviest anti-homosexuality laws exist in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia, and Mauritania. Although homosexuality is not illegal in Russia, this European country is actually regressing with accepting the LGBT communities. A recent Russian, anti-LGBT flag was created alongside the hashtag: #ARealFamily. Flock to Spain, England, Brazil, Canada, or the Netherlands for the most lively international pride parades.

Weird Facts You’ll Want To Tell All Your Friends

  • A man died in Nigeria when his 5 wives, jealous of each other, raped him on knife point.
  • Sloppy handwriting skills of doctors are responsible for over 7000 deaths each year.
  • Applying a male’s underarm sweat to a female’s lips can help women relax, boost their mood and help regulate their menstrual cycle.
  • A Chinese man sued his wife for delivering an “extremely ugly” baby and won the case.
  • White chocolate isn’t really chocolate as it doesn’t include the two most vital ingredients found in chocolate:cocoa solids and cocoa liquor
  • Usain Bolt broke the world record in 100m final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with an untied shoe.
  • If prison rapes are included in the Rape Statistics, more men are raped than women in the United States.
  • Male mice actually sing love songs for females — The sounds they make are ultrasonic and humans are unable to hear them.
  • When a male honey bee climaxes during sex, his testicles explode and he dies.
  • A Swedish couple named their kid “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116.” The name is pronounced “Albin.”
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